(+Meaning) T.I Blaze “Gbedu” Explained and Lyrics in English

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Music Review: “Gbedu,” by T.I Blaze

“Gbedu,” is a song by Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter, Akintunde Abiodun Timilehin aka T.I Blaze.

The song “Gbedu,” was released a few months ago. It is off his 2022 album titled, “The Fresh Prince Of Lagos.”

It comes in 3 verses, the pre-chorus and chorus were taken 3 times each.

“Gbedu,” is a Yoruba word in Nigeria that translates to “Music,” in English. T.I Blaze sang in pidgin and Yoruba.

What is the meaning of the song “Gbedu,” by T.I Blaze?

In the song “Gbedu,” by T.I Blaze, the artist sings about his early days when he started from nothing and with nothing. He also sings about his struggles, the wrongs he did to survive, the things he couldn’t afford, and the better life he did not have. But now, everything has turned around for him. He has been lifted from grass to grace. He can afford to live extra-large. He is calling people to rejoice with him non-stop for his victory once the music comes in.

T.I Blaze also sings about how far his music skills have brought him, and how everyone is playing his songs everywhere, whether he is available or not. He shows a willingness and a capability spirit to keep dishing good music.

What do you all think?

Check out “Gbedu,” by T.I Blaze Lyrics Translation below

Intro

Instrumentals

Ilu (Beat)

Oh na, na, na

 Hmm, yeah, yeah yeah

 Shocker l’ose beat (Shocker made this beat.)

 Oh, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm ah, ah, ah

 Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, yeah

Verse 1

Say we started this game from the scratch

 Hopin’ say we go popular

 And I pray media cover me ah, yeah

 Along the struggle, boys turn bad

 I’m a stoner now

 No be my fault rara, yeah (It is not my fault at all.)

 Pre-chorus

So many days I’ve been thinkin’ alone 

Plenty money on a roll 

Omo gutter mi ma d’olowo, yeah (A gutter child/someone for the trenches has become wealthy.)

Shebi na dem sabi book for class? (Are they not the ones good at booking first class?)

Now, mo l’owo, mo l’ogo, mo cast (Now, I have money, I have glory.)

Won se idanwo won, mo pass (They did their test, and I passed.)

K’oto gba pe “mo bad” (Before they agreed that “I am bad.”

Chorus

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

Ilu (Beat)

Verse 2

All the places I don waka reach (All the places I have been to.)

 I wan carry my car reach (I want to take my car along.)

 I no dey pray for another man downfall (I am not praying for the downfall of another man.)

Na my cross I go carry (It is my cross I would carry.)

Dem talk say “I no well, I’m sick lyrically” (They said I am not well, I am sick lyrically.)

Vibes on vibes, Ayrastar-ically 

I no dey reason my things on a physical (I don’t relate/think about my things on a physical level.)

Only spiritual or magically (magically)

Yeah, yeah, I’m up again now

 I’m up again now 

 New day, new blessings coming my way now

 Comin’ my way now (comin’ my way now)

 Places I no dey (The places I am not in…)

 My songs on replay now 

 My songs on replay now

No be my power, baba ma lo se now (It’s not by my power, it is God that did it.)

Baba ma lo se now (Baba/God did it.)

Oluwa lo se (God did it.)

Pre-chorus

So many days I’ve been thinkin’ alone 

Plenty money on a roll

Omo gutter mi ma d’olowo, yeah (A gutter child/someone for the trenches has become wealthy.)

Shebi na dem sabi book for class? (Are they not the ones good at booking first class?)

Now, mo l’owo, mo l’ogo, mo cast (Now, I have money, I have glory.)

Won s eidanwo won, mo pass (They did their test, and I passed.)

K’oto gba pe “mo bad” (Before they agreed that “I am bad.”

 Chorus

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah eh eh. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

Verse 3

I live by “no salary” but I’m livin’ large oh, hmm 

Without no wings, I’ve been feelin’ fly oh 

 I fell so many times but I still dey try oh (I fell so many times, but, I am still pushing.)

Many messages wey dem no reply oh, wey dem no reply (Many messages they didn’t reply.)

But, I no dey fo ’cause I get God (But, I don’t tremble, because I have God.)

Na Him be socket, na me be the plug (He is the sucket, I am the plug.)

 I no dey envy my brother man (I don’t envy my brother.)

 Tell me why I go dey find person fall? (find person fall) (Tell me why I would be seeking someone’s downfall?)

Cause, I no dey fo ’cause I get God (But, I don’t tremble, because I have God.)

Na Him be socket, na me be the plug (He is the sucket, I am the plug.)

 I no dey envy my brother man (I don’t envy my brother.)

 Tell me why I go dey find person fall? (find person fall) (Tell me why I would be seeking someone’s downfall?)

 Pre-chorus

So many days I’ve been thinkin’ alone 

Plenty money on a roll

Omo gutter mi ma d’olowo, yeah yeah (A gutter child/someone for the trenches has become wealthy.)

Shebi na dem sabi book for class? (Are they not the ones good at booking first class?)

Now, mo l’owo, mo l’ogo, mo cast (Now, I have money, I have glory.)

Won se idanwo won, mo pass (They did their test, and I passed.)

K’oto gba pe “mo bad” (Before they agreed that “I am bad.”

 Chorus

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

Gbedu wo’le, ki everybody jo si (Let the music roll in and the people should start dancing to it.)

Night and day, we been jonzing

Ma funwonje l’otun, l’osi, yeah eh eh ah. (I will keep dishing it out, left and right.)

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Duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds

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